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    U.S. Spending and Economic Wellbeing

    Ian Mead and Mark Hamrick talked about two reports from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on U.S. household spending and economic wellbeing through the recession of the late 2000s and the…

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    National Commission on Product Safety

    Robert Adler talked about the National Commission on Product Safety and Child Safety Act of 1966. Mr. Adler spoke about how the 1967 National Commission on Product Safety evolved in to…

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    Clarence Page on Ferguson Riots

    Clarence Page talked about developments in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and how events related back to the recommendations and…

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    Indictment of Governor Rick Perry

    Wayne Slater provided an update on Governor Rick Perry’s (R-TX) indictment. Governor Perry was indicted in August 2014 by a Travis County grand jury for abuse of power and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, “Should the U.S. military expand its response to ISIS?” The State Department reported that…

    513 views
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    Open Phones

    Mental Health Care Caucus Co-Chair Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) was interviewed by phone about renewed efforts to improve access to mental health care in response to the suicide of…

    236 views
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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Among other topics they discussed how the act changed the landscape of education, its major…

    257 views
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    ISIS, Iraq, and Kurds

    Karwan Zebari talked about the the fight against the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq from his perspective as director of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s U.S. office. He…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What do you think about the Missouri governor deploying the National Guard to Ferguson?”

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer comments on the movement by states to push English-as-official-language laws. Jake Grovum was interviewed by phone about a report on the implementation…

    247 views
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    Congressional Incumbency Rates

    Luke Rosiak talked about the Washington Examiner’s investigative series on incumbency rates in Congress. He discussed the role of partisanship, gerrymandering, factors that keep…

    190 views
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    Obama Administration Foreign Policy

    Robert Zarate and Brian Katulis critiqued the Obama administration’s approach to foreign policy. Mr. Zarate described the “Obama Doctrine” as…

    876 views
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    Justice Department Probe of Missouri Teen Shooting

    Eric Tucker, Justice Department reporter with the Associated Press, talked by phone about the Department of Justice’s plan to investigate the police shooting of unarmed teenager…

    479 views
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    Open Phones

    Eric Tucker spoke by phone about the Department of Justice’s plan to investigate the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Phone lines were…

    478 views
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    Social Security Computing Cost Overruns

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about the Social Security Administration’s $300 million Disability Case Processing System. The system was designed to track disability payments and…

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    Jobs, Wages and Income Inequality

    Harry Holzer talked about the trends in the U.S. job market and economy. Topics included the pre-dominance of low-wage, part-time jobs being created, which contribute to income…

    370 views
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    U.S. Air Campaign in Iraq

    Ben Connable, a retired Marine intelligence officer. talked about the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Among other…

    777 views
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    Developments in Iraq

    Bloomberg News Pentagon correspondent Anthony Capaccio talked by phone about the latest developments on the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and other military matters.

    320 views
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should U.S. troops have stayed in Iraq?” Anthony Capaccio talked by phone about the latest developments on the…

    426 views
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    Physician Shortage in the U.S.

    Dr. Atul Grover talked about the shortage of physicians in the U.S. and the possible effect on patient health. He also discussed a report from the Institute of Medicine that…

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